Senate to Vote on Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Next Week

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said he will tee up a vote next week on the bipartisan infrastructure deal endorsed by President Biden. Biden did some personal salesmanship yesterday on Capitol Hill, seeking to rally Senate Democrats around the $1.2 trillion package that includes about $600 billion for roads, bridges and broadband improvements. Infrastructure… Read more »

Infrastructure Legislation Trucks On

The bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus voted to endorse the bipartisan infrastructure framework recently and urged leadership to schedule an “expeditious, stand-alone vote” in the House, according to Punchbowl News. Committees are currently drafting legislative text for the bipartisan infrastructure framework, and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said the Senate would vote on it in… Read more »

House Passes $715 Billion Transportation & Water Legislation

On a 221-201 vote today, the House passed a $715 billion package to address surface transportation and water infrastructure projects. Led by House Transportation Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), the package is meant to shape aspects of the ongoing infrastructure discussions with the Senate and White House. Chairman DeFazio urged Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer… Read more »

White House and Bipartisan Senators Agree to Infrastructure Framework

Today, President Biden and the bipartisan group of Senators announced they had come to an agreement on a package, including spending levels and revenue offsets. The details of the final agreement are still being worked out, but we expect it to closely resemble the nearly $1 trillion infrastructure framework the group put forward last week. The proposal… Read more »

Bipartisan Infrastructure Talks Continue Amid Challenges

Yesterday, a bipartisan group of 21 senators announced support for a nearly $1 trillion traditional infrastructure framework. POLITICO reports the framework, which now has the support of 11 Republican senators, does not include any tax increases and is instead funded through a combination of revenue raisers that include repurposing COVID relief funds and reducing the… Read more »